What Crêpe? A Bit of Vegan Heaven Wrapped Inside a Fresh, Warm Crêpe

What Crêpe? is one of our absolute favorite places to get weekend brunch. From the moment we set foot inside for the first time, we loved it! This place has a relaxed vibe and the European inspired decor made us feel like we were far from Detroit. We felt like we could have just hung out there all day. I think the atmosphere alone would have won us over even if we could only eat a salad, but add onto that vegan crepes and soy milk for your organic coffee - oh my!

Our first dozen or so visits were spent eating only sweet crepes (which were absolutely divine), but we finally decided to try some of the savory crepes and now we can't visit without getting both savory and sweet.

The first time I tried the Old Woodward, a savory crepe with pan seared tofu, I was kind of afraid because I am a little picky about tofu and I often do not like it in restaurants so I usually avoid it when possible while eating out. The minute I took my first bite, I knew that my life would never be the same (okay, really just my brunches out wouldn't be.) It looks like your average run-of-the-mill tofu, but the taste is absolutely extraordinary. It won me over on texture too, which is a big deal for me when it comes to tofu. It's firm enough, but still easy to bite into.

I love combination of this delicious savory tofu with the avocado, tomato, spinach and crepe, though we have lately tried adding in different additional fillings and sauce with varying levels of success. I think my favorite additions so far have been the vegan truffle zip sauce, olives or asparagus. By ordering this crepe vegan, you are omitting the feta cheese so you may as well play around by substituting something else.

If you are really concerned about cross-contamination, this may not be the place for you. It says on their menu that vegan and gluten-free crepes are made in the same kitchen and on the same utensils as regular crepes. We've never found anything gross (pieces of chicken or chunks of egg) in our food as we have occasionally at other places though.

What Crêpe? is located in Ann Arbor, MI. The Birmingham and Royal Oak locations have now closed.

You seriously need to try this place. It just might change your life.

Vegan Crêpe (Old Woodward - pan seared tofu, red onion, avocado, tomatoes, spinach)
Vegan Old Woodward 
(pan seared tofu, red onion, avocado, tomatoes, spinach)

Vegan Crêpe with fresh strawberries, pecans, toasted coconut, and chocolate soy ice cream
Vegan Crêpe with fresh strawberries, pecans, toasted coconut, and chocolate soy ice cream

4 comments:

  1. Wow, those sound (and look) delicious! I know where my next brunch outing will be!

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  2. MMMM love this place! I had their James Dean or something and it was sweet with savory and I usually do not like that but it was great - they switced the sausage with Tofu - LOVE IT!

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    1. Great idea to swap a meat for tofu! Didn't even cross my mind when we were there! Let us know next time you are going and maybe we can meet up!

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